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acetin

[ as-i-tin ]
/ ˈæs ɪ tɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C5H10O4: used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.
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Origin of acetin

First recorded in 1870–75; acet- + -in2
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